Support the Clean Power Plan
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has started the process to repeal the Clean Power Plan. Rolling back the Clean Power Plan would continue to expose millions of Americans to climate-changing carbon pollution and other dangerous pollutants emitted by existing power plants. These standards protect public health and move the United States forward in building a healthy clean energy economy for all. Nurses need to speak out in opposition to the repeal of critical climate change and air pollution safeguards.
The Clean Power Plan is projected to prevent 90,000 asthma attacks, 300,000 missed work and school days, and 3,600 premature deaths annually by 2030. Repealing these standards only means more sick kids, more expensive hospital visits, and thousands of premature deaths that could be prevented. Submit a comment to the EPA in support of the lifesaving standards in the Clean Power Plan that protect our health, limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, and encourage a transition to clean energy. The deadline to comment is April 26th, 2018. Click here for sample comments, that can be modified and personalized, in opposition to the repeal.